Michelle DellaFave, from the Dean Martin Show, sang and danced with Dean for many years. Where she was featured as one of “ The Golddiggers” then a “Dingaling Sister”, performing weekly on his show. Eventually she was featured on his show as a solo performer. Michelle has traveled across the country doing nightclubs to Equity theater. Now Michelle has settled in New York City, her birthplace. She has continued singing throughout New York in clubs, a soloist at St. Mark’s Church, and many veteran events. Singing many styles, she produced several albums and singles including “Cool Burn”, “Transformed”, and “Freedom Angel”. Her passion for supporting veterans began while performing with Bob Hope and his USO World Tours. Happy to be returning to the stage at Club Bonafide she has created a new musical journey “South To Brazil” with her talented musical arranger and great musicians. The music is a combination of Latin, Pop and Jazz. Joining Michelle is the very talented singer, writer Dorian Lake.
Carolyn Steinberg is a versatile flutist whose repertoire ranges from Bach to Latin jazz. She studied music composition in Siena, Italy and Freiburg, Germany and received her doctoral degree in composition from The Juilliard School. Her CD “Songs, Dances, Duos” is available on CDBaby.com. More recently she studied flute with Marco Granados and improvisation with trumpeter Richie Vitale. Together with husband Chacho Ramirez, Carolyn co-leads La Banda Ramirez, a Latin jazz quintet for which she makes arrangements of salsa and Latin jazz covers.
Drums/Percussion: Berardo “Chacho” Ramirez,
Multi-percussionist on drums, congas, bongos, and timbales, Chacho Ramirez is a versatile player with a global repertoire, from Latin jazz, samba, and salsa, to swing, fusion and funk. He has recorded with his bands Metrotang and La Banda Ramirez, and has worked or recorded with Alex Blake, Bill Jacobs, Ahmad Jamal, Ron Gill, and many others.
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New York-based pianist and composer Jason Yeager creates music that is deeply expressive and multi-faceted, defying convention while reveling in the traditions of jazz, blues, 20th century classical music, and Latin American folk rhythms. An adroit and sensitive accompanist as well as an imaginative bandleader, Yeager has released four albums of original music to wide acclaim, most recently All At Onceness and United, the latter of which was named a Best Album of 2017 by Downbeat Magazine. His forthcoming album, New Songs of Resistance, will be released on Outside in Music in the fall of 2019. As a bandleader and soloist, he has performed at such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Blue Note, and Smalls Jazz Club. Yeager was also a finalist in the in the 2019 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition (formerly the Great American Jazz Piano Competition), the 2017 International Songwriting Competition, and winner of the 2014 Hot House Jazz Fans Decision Awards for best pianist. A committed educator, Yeager is Assistant Professor of Piano at Berklee College of Music, and an honors graduate of the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Double Degree Program as well as the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. www.jasonyeager.com
Michael O’Brien holds a B.A from the University of Minnesota with a major in the Spanish language. He studied bass under Anthony Cox, and West African and Haitian percussion under Marc Anderson. He has been performing and composing internationally for two decades with such notables as Harry Connick Jr., Ruben Blades, The Merce Cunningham Dance Co., Gene Pitney, Dave Samuels, Pablo Ziegler, Steve Wilson, Victor Lewis, Gene Jackson, Portinho, Ted Nash, and many others. Michael has performed at festivals in Russia, Belarus, Haiti, Mexico, Norway, Ukraine, Japan, and nationally at the Lincoln CenterFestival, JEN (Jazz Educators Network), IAJE (International Jazz Educators conference), PASIC (Percussive Arts Societies International Convention), American Composers Forums’ Sonic Circuits Festival. Michael has taught clinics and performed master classes throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan.